Jersey Shore Chamber Holds Its Annual Gala and Formal Induction Ceremony

Posted on January 17, 2019 By

Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce, 1856 Highway 35, Wall, N.J., celebrating 40 years of service, recently held its annual Gala and formal induction ceremony at Barlow’s Flower Farm, Sea Girt. Fratello’s of Sea Girt and owner Chris DeCresce provided and served a buffet dinner for more than 70 guests.

New Executive Board members, sworn in by the Honorable Christine Hanlon, are Chamber President Alison Wilson, vice president and small-business manager for Kearny Bank, Long Branch; First Vice President Corinne McCann, Brielle, attorney at Fox Rothschild LLC, Lawrenceville; Second VP Jessica Baguchinsky, Beach Haven West, Paychex; and Treasurer Adam Puharic, Wall, Danskin Insurance Agency. (Not pictured: Board Secretary Kristine Zulewski, Brick, Manasquan Bank.)

Three new Chamber Board members sworn in at the Gala are Paul Barlo, Brick, of Barlo, Governale & Associates Architects, LLC, Kellyann Skorupski, Wall, of Chores NJ; and Thomas Mullooly, Sea Girt, of Mullooly Asset Management.

Emily Dudek, Toms River, and her Withum, Smith and Brown co-workers, Red Bank, won the 50/50 drawing of $4750 sponsored by Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which funds scholarships for local high seniors. The money raised by the Foundation will fund three scholarships in 2019. An additional scholarship of $1,000, funded by Paul Barlo, will go a student studying in the field of engineering or architecture or construction.

Gala sponsors included Thomas Mullooly of Mullooly Asset Management, Sea Girt, and Amy Fitzgerald, Manasquan, of New Jersey Natural Gas, Wall. Adam Puharic, Wall, Danskin Insurance Agency, was the cocktail sponsor. Kearny Bank sponsored music provided by DJ Anthony DiDio and Company; and Provident Bank, Chocolate Carousel of Wall and the Macaroon Shop, Avon by the Sea, were the dessert sponsors. All is Sharp Photography was the official photographer. Cassie Galasetti and Theresa Pittius of Social Sidekick provided continuous social media coverage of the evening; and Marvin Flavien of MK FlavVideo produced a video of the Gala that can be seen on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Visit the Facebook page of Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce to view the video.

For more information, contact Evelyn Mars, executive director of Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce, or Danielle Kidney, executive assistant, at 732-280-8800 or visit www.jerseyshorechambernj.com.

Chamber Directors include Paul Barlo, architect, Barlo Governale & Associates, Brick; Jeff Bezick, ServPro of Greater Hunterdon County, Flemington; and L.A. Caprioni, Inspirations Hair Salon, Sea Girt; Amy Fitzgerald, Manasquan, of New Jersey Natural Gas; Sean Keating, Long Branch, Rosso Financial Group, Sea Girt; Zack Malecki, Brick, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, Wall; Russ McIver, Connections Un_LTD, Allenhurst; Pat Mayer, Diane Turton Realtors; Thomas Mullooly, Sea Girt, Mullooly Asset Management, Wall; Stephanie Reckord, Spring Lake Heights, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLC, Iselin; Kellyann Skorupski, Wall, Chores NJ, Wall; Valerie Sculthorpe, Brick, Investors Bank, Spring Lake Heights Linda Talbot, Pt. Pleasant Beach, Kearny Bank, Spring Lake Heights; Virginia Tesch, Brick, Provident Bank, Wall; Anthony Urgola, Wall, Deluxe Cartridges, Manasquan. R.J. Furlong, R.J. Furlong Clothier & Co., Sea Girt; and John Spottke, C&A Financial Group, Wall, are Directors Emeritus.

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Creating a Culture of Transformational Leaders

Posted on January 17, 2019 By

Get an action plan that will help you recruit ideal candidates who also have leadership qualities at the monthly meeting of JSAHR (The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), open to the public, Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

In his presentation “Creating a Culture of Transformational Leaders,” Ethan Chazin will explain how to find great leaders and managers who inspire others to achieve remarkable results. He will describe the behaviors, traits, and characteristics all great leaders possess; the differences between managing and leading; and how to apply “why” and “what if” in creating a culture of transformational leaders, among other topics.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $40.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students.

Register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Platinum Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. www.hrci.org.

About Ethan Chazin: Ethan Chazin decided to become a motivational speaker and a coach after spending 20+ years as recruiter, marketer, and product manager in Corporate America. He founded the Chazin Group and began to conduct research on how to transform individuals and organizations from good to great. He integrates his business experience with his research findings in his training and executive coaching, and helps organizations apply “why” and “what if” in creating a culture of transformational leaders. Chazin has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, taught for universities in the tri-state area, and delivered training for many professional associations, including Garden State SHRM.

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Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources Awards Two Scholarships

Posted on January 16, 2019 By

JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources), a human resources organization that provides two annual scholarships to support its commitment to education and the advancement of the Human Resources profession, has awarded two Ann C. Edwards scholarships.

Amanda Gallomardo, Manalapan, received $1000 toward her college studies at Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, where she is enrolled as an accelerated Bachelor/Masters Program in Occupational Therapy. She is active in co-curriculum programs, including being the Assistant Chairperson of Sisterhood Development for the Phi Sigma Sorority. She is the daughter of JSAHR member Lisa Wheeler.

Sandra Shea, Freehold, received a $500 JSAHR member scholarship to complete her professional certification through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Shea who will be certified this February, serves on the JSAHR Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is the Human Resources and Benefits Manager for Freehold Cartage, Freehold, New Jersey.

The Ann C. Edwards SPHR Scholarship is given annually as a tribute to Ann C. Edwards, the founding member of JSAHR who served in various board and leadership roles in human resources profession nationally and in New Jersey, including being president of JSAHR. She is the co-author of “Putting Your Best Foot Forward,” a program designed to help individuals prepare for the job search process. She was also a director on the Garden State Council of Human Resources and active in the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) on the national level. She is now retired and living in Florida.

For more information, call Christine Higgins, chapter administrator at 732-701-7155 or email admin@jsahr.org.

About JSAHR¬: JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) is a professional organization that provides its members access to services and programs dedicated to the advancement of Human Resources in New Jersey, particularly Monmouth and Ocean counties. It gives members opportunities to update and advance skills through education, network with peers and exchange ideas in a professional forum, learn about current and local legislative actions, and gather information needed to effectively practice the human resources’ profession

The JSAHR is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a member of the Garden State Council of SHRM. SHRM is the largest organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of the Human Resources profession and represents the interests of over 285,000 members and 20,000 businesses internationally.

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Lakewood Recreation Winter Programs 2019

Posted on January 9, 2019 By

Most programs begin week of January 14 and end March 29, 2019

INDOOR SOCCER INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE
Ages 4 -12, Tuesday and Thursday Nights

A unique program, with no tryouts, designed for boys and girls to play and incorporate the basic skills of soccer. Everyone participates and learns during each session, every Tuesday and Thursday, January 15 – March 28, 2019. Friday (MAKE-UP).

PARTICIPANTS TIME
Ages: 4 – 6       6:30-7:00 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 9       7:30-8:30 p.m.
Ages: 10 – 12    8:30-9:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION FEE: $10.00               LOCATION: Ella G. Clarke School

SPECIAL NEEDS FUN NITES
FREE games, arts & crafts, reading, and more for special needs children, grades K – 12, at the Clarke School on Monday nights,
January 14 – March 25 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

“ESCAPE” INSTRUCTIONAL WRESTLING
Grades 1 – 5, Monday Nights, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Join some of the best wrestling coaches in learning the conditioning, discipline, and skills to become a first class wrestler.
Every Monday from January 14 – March 25.
REGISTRATON FEE: $10 LOCATION: Lakewood High School Wrestling Room

ADULT OPEN GYM

For LAKEWOOD residents only, grades 9 and up. Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 P.M. Enjoy basketball, volleyball, and indoor walking track.
Sessions will begin January 14 – March 27.
Grades 9-12 must have parental permission slip.

FEE: $2.00 for EACH VISIT LOCATION: Lakewood High School

ADULT CRAFT PROGRAMS at THE LAKEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
MONDAY: JEWERLY MAKING – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: CROCHET – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: CRAFTS – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For information, call Lakewood Recreation at 732-905-3405 or visit www.lakewoodtwpnj.org. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, holidays, school building use, or school construction. Listen to WOBM for cancellations.

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Ten-Year-Old Celebrity Releases Video to Support Injured Service Members

Posted on January 7, 2019 By

Ten-year-old Lilly K may be a little girl but she is trying to make BIG changes! Best known as a cast member on Lifetime’s hit show Dance Moms, Lilly K has released a music video to raise money and awareness in support of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a nonprofit that provides free programs, services, and support during a veteran’s recovery.

Visit https://youtu.be/GLevw-OhO2s to view Picking up the Pieces: A Tribute to Our Fallen Soldiers and Their Brave Loved Ones. Dedicated to SFC Mathew Sluss-Tiller, killed while serving his time downrange, the video shows a young wife informed of the death of her husband and the effects his death have on her and her daughter, who are personally known to Lilly K’s family.

The song “Hallelujah,” sung by vocalist Justine Picarello; Lilly K’s dance and acting skills; and actual pictures and videos of SFC Mathew Sluss-Tiller and his daughter appear throughout the video to create a heartwarming, poignant storyline.

The video, created by Lilly K Entertainment Group, Inc., is intended to raise awareness about the sacrifices our military and their families make, and will hopefully inspire them to donate to the cause.

The link to make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project® is https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/RTT/fundraising/individual/Stand-by-our-Soldiers-and-their-Families-A-Lilly-K-Tribute-to-Injured-Service-Members-and-their-Fami1

For more information contact Stacey Ketchman at 910-308-6434.

About Wounded Warrior Project: The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org                                                        

 

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Preferred Marks 20 Years of CHAP Accreditation

Posted on January 7, 2019 By

It’s a milestone to brag about! For its nationally recognized standards of excellence,  Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Inc. (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown and offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has achieved 20 years of continuous accreditation by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc.)., a demanding national accrediting organization for the home health care industry.

The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability, which signify better quality care. By achieving CHAP accreditation, PHHC also meets the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider.

“Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Barbara McCann, CHAP President and CEO. “We are excited to continue our partnership with PHHC by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

Since 1993, PHHC has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, 45 Main Street, Eatontown; South Orange; Robbinsville; Toms River; Galloway; Elmwood Park; North Brunswick; Wyckoff Road, Eatontown; and Mt. Laurel. Pennsylvania locations include Bala Cynwyd, Allentown, and Bensalem. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com. for more information.

About CHAP: CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care. For more information about the CHAP Accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org. or via phone at 202.862.3413.

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Gateway Students Enjoy Special Needs Day at Liberty Science Center

Posted on January 2, 2019 By

On Special Needs Day at Liberty Science Center, 14 Gateway School students, Carteret, explored exhibits, such as the Touch Tunnel where they learned how to use all their senses to explore in the dark; and the “Eat and Be Eaten” exhibit where they encountered creatures like mole rats and tamarin monkeys. Students, following directions in a busy environment, also climbed the “Wonder Why” rock wall, built robots, and practiced social skills.

Erika Casablanca, the STEM instructor at Gateway, said, “The bus was quiet on the way home with tired students and staff who all agreed it was a fun and successful day.”

The Gateway School provides education, therapeutic, and behavioral support for children who have challenges, such as multiple disabilities, cognitively impairments, autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, or other health impairments. It is one of three RKS Associates state-approved special education schools that include the Alpha School, Jackson, and the Harbor School, Eatontown.

The Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305, offers two Special Needs Days throughout the year.

For more information or for questions about school enrollment, contact Erika Casablanca at ErikaC@thegatewayschool.com. or 732-541-4400; or Dana Giblin at 732-544-9394.

About Liberty Science Center (from the website); Liberty Science Center (LSC) features experiences for guests of all ages and stages of learning every day. But on Special Needs Days, LSC offers an entire day of science learning tailored to special needs classes. The program was developed by an advisory team of special education teachers, healthcare professionals, museum staffers, and parents of special needs children. Each Special Needs Day includes live science presentations, activities, and theater shows.

RKS Associates Schools: Gateway School: 60 High Street Carteret, NJ 07008 (732.541.4400) https://thegatewayschool.com/; Alpha School: 2210 West County Line Road, Suite #1, Jackson, NJ 08527 (732.370.1150) https://alphaschool.com/ ; Harbor School: 240 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 (732.544.9394) https://harborschool.com/

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N.J. Health Care Networking Group to Meet January 9

Posted on December 28, 2018 By

The monthly meeting of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services, is Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Bergen County at the Mill Gardens at Midland Park, 36 Faner Road, Midland Park, NJ 07432. (The snow date is Thursday, January 10.)

The N.J. Health Care Networking Group provides an opportunity to build relationships among health care professionals, market events, and promote business. Membership is free; however, register to take advantage of member benefits, such as posting to N.J. Health Care Networking Group’s website all health care and marketing events, training information, employment listings, and access to a member directory.

For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, email Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, at lisa@preferredcares.com, call 732-547-9886, or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events. Meetings take place in a different New Jersey county each month.

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Celebrity to Release Video to Support Injured Service Members

Posted on December 21, 2018 By

It’s no secret that many wounded veterans face significant challenges when they return to civilian life. Ten-year-old Lilly K, a celebrity best known as a cast member on Lifetime’s hit show, Dance Moms, is releasing a music video created by Lilly K Entertainment Group, Inc. to raise money and awareness in support of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a nonprofit that provides free programs, services, and support during a veteran’s recovery.

The video Picking up the Pieces: A Tribute to Our Fallen Soldiers and Their Brave Loved Ones is dedicated to SFC Mathew Sluss-Tiller, who was killed while serving his time downrange. The wife and child of Sluss-Tiller are personally known to Lilly K’s family.

The video shows a young wife informed of the death of her husband and the effects his death have on her and her daughter. The song “Hallelujah,” sung by vocalist Justine Picarello; Lilly K’s dance and acting skills; and actual pictures and videos of SFC Mathew Sluss-Tiller and his daughter appear throughout the video to create a heartwarming, poignant storyline.

The video is intended to raise awareness about the sacrifices our military and their families make, and will hopefully inspire them to donate to the cause. Lilly K may be a little girl but she is trying to make BIG changes!

See the music video Picking up the Pieces: A Tribute to our Fallen Soldiers and their Brave Loved Ones on the YouTube channel “Lilliana Ketchman,” beginning December 22. The link to make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project® is https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/RTT/fundraising/individual/Stand-by-our-Soldiers-and-their-Families-A-Lilly-K-Tribute-to-Injured-Service-Members-and-their-Fami1

For more information contact Stacey Ketchman at 910-308-6434.

About Wounded Warrior Project: The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org

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Santa Makes an Early Stop at The Gateway School

Posted on December 20, 2018 By

Santa recently made an early stop at the Gateway School, Carteret, to take pictures with the students and staff, and hand out gifts and candy canes to students, ages six to 21. The Gateway School provides education, therapeutic, and behavioral support for children who have challenges, such as multiple disabilities, cognitively impairments, autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, or other health impairments. It is one of three RKS Associates state-approved special education schools that include the Alpha School, Jackson, and the Harbor School, Eatontown.

Shhhh…. Don’t tell the kids but The Gateway School staff and teachers bought the presents for the students! Instead of a staff member dressing as Santa this year, Total Santa for Hire-USA volunteered to have one of its Santas visit the school to give out the gifts.

Students were very excited to see Santa. Elliemar Castillo said, “Santa was so nice to me. I told him I wanted a feisty pet!” Noah Michel said, “I asked Santa for a present.”  He got one. And another student said, “I felt so happy when Santa came to visit.”

For more information or for school enrollment information, contact Erika Casablanca at ErikaC@thegatewayschool.com. or 732-541-4400; or Dana Giblin at 732-544-9394.

RKS Associates Schools: Gateway School: 60 High Street Carteret, NJ 07008 (732.541.4400) https://thegatewayschool.com/; Alpha School: 2210 West County Line Road, Suite #1, Jackson, NJ 08527 (732.370.1150) https://alphaschool.com/ ; Harbor School: 240 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 (732.544.9394) https://harborschool.com/

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